- 98 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 28, 1916
- Place of birth:
Alabama, United States
- Date of passing: Feb 9, 2015
|Let the memory of Virginia be with us forever|
"Thinking of you on the anniversary marking 100 years since your birth.
Feeling blessed by your presence. Always, Darrolyn"
"Thinking of you for no particular reason..feeling much love and joy over all the good times. .Oh sweet memories ..... Rest well dear one.
"The happy memories we shared over a half century century will never fade. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. May your soul rest in peace until the end of time. Love you now and forever. Jo Bonney & Family"
"Happy 99 th Birthday aunt Virginia. Resting in Paradise.
We love and miss you."
"My parents, Harvey and Mildred Venson, who migrated from NJ to DC to attend Howard University in the late 1930’s have nicknamed Virginia, Virgie, and since our birth, we have always referred to her as Virgie. She has been in my life since infancy and played the role of adopted mother and Grandma Virgie to my children. After many visits to each other throughout the years to Riverside Drive NY, to her place in upper state NY to DC, we became even closer. When I married and had children, she would come to DC and spend weeks at a time participating in family activities, showing us how to start a garden and how to prepare food using a Wok. We shared many stories about our travels and especially our experiences in Africa. We will truly miss her voice, smile, laughter and playfulness. Rest in peace, beloved. You will never be forgotten. You will live forever in our hearts.Love forever and always, Jo Bonney and children-Tabi, Zelle, Elitcha; sisters-Linda, Joyce, Sheila; brother, Mark"
"Virgie was always an inspiration to me. I loved her sharp mind and wit. I visited her with family over the years with family and she always recognized us and offered us gifts. She was such a generous person. We love her. I am 60 going on 61 this year and hope to have a clear mind and generosity as Virgie had, God bless and rest her soul."
"Phenomenal, Genius, Strong and Loving. These are just some words to describe cousin Virginia. She has made an everlasting impression in the hearts of all those that love her. My fondest memories of her go back long ago. I remember Virginia hitching her car full of wonderful treasures to give out to those ready to receive her gifts. She taught us the importance of genealogy and to honor those that came before you. Our last visit together was spent musically. We sang, 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child'. I can truly say the gift (Virginia) is at home. Well done good and faithful servant."
"There really are no words to describe my Aunt Virginia. We bonded when I was about 10 years old when she discovered we were both Capricorns and very extensively explained to me all about astrology and what it meant to be the "goat". LOL! When I think of Aunt Virginia I remember how incredible of a person she was. She was tough on me about getting my education and traveling as much as possible. I revered her in all that she was. I wanted to "be" Aunt Virginia. Thank you, Aunt Virginia, for taking time out to tell me stories, taking me places, educating me, challenging my mind and soul and imparting wisdom I'll never forget. Above all, thank you for just being the unique, eccentric, loving and one-of-a-kind individual you were. You being a part of my life was truly a gift from God. Rest in Paradise as the true Queen you are! Love you.
-Your fellow Goat Sister, Tammy."
"I only knew her for 4 short years, in the winter of her long life. She was amazing even at 98. When I visited her in the nursing home, she would tease me and I her. She enjoyed me stealing kisses. She would say "you dirty dawg" and laugh a deep hardy laugh. We played peek-a-boo and I danced for her. Her senses were dull now but she still had passion in her eyes..Good night Chiquita, love Your"dirty dawg""
""We taste life in the moment and only understand it in retrospect." Virgina taught me so much and so subtly. In casual conversation one day she said "The river is everywhere". I didn't understand. She went to her car and after rummaging through oceans of books, she handed me a copy of SIDDHARTHA - Herman Hess. We enjoyed many discussions over the years about the it's meaning. Thank you for this any much more my Love. Rest in Paradise"
"My condolences go out to the family of Virginia Simpson McCaroll. From reading about her, she had a very interesting life. I'm sure she was loved dearly by family and friends. I know she will be truly missed. God's word the Bible speaks of a time when we will not have to lose our dear loved ones in death. Revelation 21:4 says that God is going to do away with death, it is going to be no more. Also the Bible says that the ones who have already fallen asleep in death will have the chance for a resurrection. You can read this from your own Bible at John 5:28,29. By means of the resurrection hope we have a chance to be with our dear loved ones again. These scriptures has brought great comfort to me. I hope you will find them just as comforting. If you would like to know more about the resurrection hope, or have other questions that you want answered. Please go to the website www. jw.org."
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